Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (Photo: AP)
Over the weekend, TheBlaze reported that the wife of former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman is an executive at a left-wing political group called Public Campaign -- but would you believe that she may have openly campaigned for President Obama and even rallied Americans to support the "Occupy" movement? That's all according to a Twitter account that conservative blogs and at least one national news outlet are reporting belongs to her.
There is no evidence that Susan L. Anderson, Douglas Shulman's wife, had anything to do with the IRS' decision to target conservative organizations, but it certainly adds another level of intrigue to the story.
Though we knew about Anderson's left-wing employer, now the Twitter account that Megyn Kelly and a number of conservative blogs have attributed to Anderson reveals that she may be even more radical than previously believed.
The account has not been confirmed to be Anderson's definitively, but the evidence strongly suggests it: the woman describes herself in the Twitter biography as a "lobbyist for change" based in Washington, D.C., often tweets about the works of Public Campaign, which we know to be where Shulman's wife works, and she once wrote "That's my boss!" about an article on the president of Public Campaign.
Here are some of the tweets from the Susan Anderson account, indicating that she worked for the "Obama for America" campaign and was a supporter of the "Occupy" movement:
She also exhibited disdain for the right:
And seemingly the NRA:
Anderson also tweeted several times about the state of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's taxes:
Anderson's tweets stopped on May 12, 2013, soon after news of the IRS intimidation scandal broke. Before that, she appeared to be a prolific tweeter, often sending out multiple messages a day.
But that's not all.
Some have pointed out that a woman by the name of Susan Anderson visited the White House numerous times during the Obama administrations tenure. And in fact, a "Susan L. Anderson" visted nine times in 2009 and 2010, which included one meeting with President Obama.
(Photo: White House Visitors/TheBlaze)
It should still be noted, though, a different Susan Anderson or even a different Susan L. Anderson could be the one visiting the White House (we all remember the "Hilary Rosen" affair), and that the latter seemed to be a part of a large group with each of her trips.
Bottom line: There is no evidence that Shulman's wife was dictating policy at the IRS, or that her leftist views influenced the organization. However, it is certainly another interesting piece of the puzzle.